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A surge in support for Brexit has sent investors racing for financial shelter a week ahead of a referendum that could redraw the political map of Europe.
 
"They hire you, they ditch you, they hire you and they ditch you again."
 
As investigators probe connections between the Orlando killer and the Islamic State group, analysts say the jihadists are struggling to gain a foothold in one country repeatedly linked to their high-profile attacks: Pakistan.
 
The massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida comes at a difficult time for the LGBT community in the United States, which is still facing violent bigotry even as their civil rights have been significantly reinforced.
 
Keiko Fujimori may have lost Peru's presidential election, but her party's majority in Congress and her brother's political ambitions guarantee years of governing drama for winner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
 
White House hopeful Donald Trump appeared bent on exploiting Sunday's massacre in Orlando to boost the argument that he can be trusted to tackle terrorism over rival Hillary Clinton.
 
The unexpected downturn in the U.S. jobs market has once again removed an interest rate hike from the table as the Federal Reserve meets on monetary policy this week.
 
The pound dropped to a two-month low and the yen rallied Monday as jittery investors shifted into safer assets on worries about Britain's possible exit from the European Union.
 
Perhaps the only guarantee in Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's epic fight for the White House is that Americans will get their first New Yorker president since World War II.
 
President Francois Hollande must have been relieved by France's win at the opening match of Euro 2016 but even if the tournament goes smoothly, it is unlikely to change his dire ratings, analysts said.
 
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